November 2017

Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

Estate Tax and Generation Skipping Taxes Repealed
On November 2, 2017, Republicans in the House of Representatives released their version of a tax reform bill: The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. The Tax Cuts and Jobs […]

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August 2017

Pet Trusts

While cats and dogs are common house pets, pet trusts can be drafted for the benefit of many other domestic animals to ensure that your family pet receives the love and care it deserves for the entirety […]

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July 2017

Oral Modifications to Written Contracts: A Lesser-known Breach of Contract Rule

A breach of contract suit most commonly arises when one party fails to uphold their contractual duties. In most cases, the court will examine the arguments of the plaintiff and the defense within the boundaries of the established […]

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LLC Veil Piercing & Substantive Consolidation

A limited liability company can function as an extremely powerful and flexible business organization structure.  The LLC, if structured properly, can shield members (aka LLC business owners) from the legal obligations and debts of the LLC.

In limited […]

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June 2017

Estate Planning Myths

Estate Planning is a very complicated area of the law where myths abound and they can be harmful to you and your loved ones.  Below is a list of common myths about estate planning.

Estate Planning Myth #1: […]

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January 2016

Common Mistakes in Federal Trademark Registration – Part 1

This is Part 1 of a 6 Part blog.
Part 1: Trademark Priority and Trademark Distinctiveness
US trademark law and the trademark registration process is very much different compared to trademark law in foreign countries. Whether a […]

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October 2015

Looking at Two Sides of Trademark Infringement

A generic trademark is a product name or term which is the actual name for that product. Examples include: BANANA for bananas, or LAW FIRM for a law firm or CHICAGO TRADEMARK ATTORNEY for Chicago trademark […]

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Trademark Cease and Desist Based on Likelihood of Confusion

While this specific occurrence happened a couple years ago, it showcases a some variety of issues that can arise if one were applying for a federal trademark registration or how your business could protect yourself […]

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March 2015

Reveal’s InControl eDiscovery Legal Technology

How much do you spend on legal document review technology?

The high price tag in Discovery for most matters is legal document review. This topic spans most legal industry blogs and analyst reports, where everyone shares […]

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Crowdfunding to Jump-Start a Small Business

Have a great business idea or inventive product that needs funding to get launched?  Crowdfunding and micro-finance platforms, like Kickstarter, may be the answer to your new businesses financing needs.  For some entrepreneurs and new […]

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Smoked Olive Oil – Holy Smoke, LLC

Looking for a great hand crafted holiday gift for yourself, friends and family, business clients or employees.?  Well, you should definitely check out Holy Smoke’s handcrafted cold-smoked extra virgin olive oil.  If you’ve never had […]

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Five Online Entreprenurial Courses

There has been a recent explosion of free online courses for entrepreneurs offered by a variety of entities.  Over the years, we have found that many of our new start-up and small business clients have […]

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Crowdfunding: Donors Helping Students and Teachers Achieve

Charles Best started Donors Choose, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit established in 2000, in order to connect individuals directly with students and teachers in need of materials and funds to realize certain experiences teachers want their students […]

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Creating a Distinct Brand is Critical to Success

What brand of ketchup is in your pantry? What brand of ketchup is at your favorite restaurant? Odds are it was probably Heinz ketchup. It seems everywhere you go, if you want some ketchup, its […]

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Obtaining a Higher Number of Quality Hires

Growing, expanding a successful start-up or small business in Illinois or nationwide has its difficulties.  Almost every successful business owner, entrepreneur will eventually hire employees or independent contractors to perform various task on behalf of […]

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How Net Neutrality can Influence your Business

We connect to the internet through a internet service provider (ISP) who allows us to obtain the data we want without giving preferential treatment to any one website. Therefore, massive companies like ESPN or Netflix, are […]

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USPTO Cancels Six Trademarks Registrations Owned by NFL’s Washington Redskins

For over the last couple decades, there has been a movement where all athletic teams and programs which use a nickname/mascot that refers to any Native American tribe to change their name/mascot. Many teams throughout […]

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The Balance Between Business and Risk

Starting a new business or launching your first business venture is not an easy task. Success in these types of endeavors does not happen overnight. Success for many entrepreneurs means diving in headfirst, putting it […]

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Business Innovations: A Lighter Wallet

As smartphones and tablets push and change the marketplace, it can help create a lighter wallet for the consumer and it makes it easier for businesses to charge for their services and keep better track […]

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Connective Mobility

More than half of the world owns a smartphone. It is expected that this year there will be more people that use a mobile device rather than a laptop or a desktop computer. In these […]

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Premium Electric Vehicles – Telsa & Toyota

Trying to become a part of the cleaner, greener environment movement, the auto industry has been working on creating viable clean technologies that is complacent with this movement. Toyotabegan their search by partnering up with […]

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Beats Electronics – Apple Acquisition

Apple, like any other start up company, started with a vision and a target product that they believed would ultimately lead to their success. Apple’s vision product was the personal computer, but this is not […]

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New Smartphone App – Whisper

Whisper is a smartphone application that allows users to send messages overlaid on an image anonymously. Based on their postings, users can opt to reply directly to the message or private chat the message poster. […]

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Lessons in Raising Capital – Shark Tank

Aspiring entrepreneurs, inventors might find it hard to come across money to launch their start-up company or to find enough people to buy their products in order to allow their business to become successful. Shark […]

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February 2015

Hello world!

Welcome to WordPress. This is your first post. Edit or delete it, then start blogging!

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